2023 Films

Below is the list of feature and short films at the 2023 SBIFF. For the complete list of films, synopses, and other special events please visit the SBIFF app. A printed program guide will be available February 6th. OPENING NIGHT SBIFF 2023 will kick off on Opening...

Will Call Info

All pass and ticket orders must be picked up at Will Call. Your email confirmation will NOT work as a ticket to any film or event. Please bring Photo ID and proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 when picking up all orders. Will Call Hours: Monday, February...

Covid Safety

Dear Cinephiles, The film festival will go on! And we thank you for your support. We cannot wait to see you and share time and movies together. As it’s imaginable, we understand you may have some concerns about the upcoming SBIFF when it comes to COVID-19. We...
Sing

Sing

Greetings, SBIFF Family! “Music and lights bring magic to life.” – Buster Moon In our latest Family Fun Film, “Sing,” watch as Buster Moon (a dapper koala) who presides over a once-grand theater pulls out all the stops in his last chance...
Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Greetings, SBIFF Family! “Every Town / Has Its Ups And Downs / Sometimes Ups / Outnumber The Downs / But Not In Nottingham.” Join us for a swashbuckling adventure in this weekend’s Family Fun Film, Disney’s “Robin Hood.” Watch as...
Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

Dear Cinephiles, “What’s past is prologue.” A year ago, on May 25, 2020, Darnella Frazier, a 17-year old, took a video with her cellphone and changed the world. The Minneapolis police had given an ambiguous account of George Floyd’s death, and if it hadn’t been for...
Serpico

Serpico

Dear Cinephiles, “The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry – it just gets dirtier.” When I first came to the United States to study in 1978, I had a poster of “Serpico” (1973) the way that Tony Manero had one in his bedroom in “Saturday Night Fever”...
The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Dear Cinephiles, “Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie.” François Truffaut’s “The 400 Blows” has been so much written about that I don’t know what else I can add to the...
101 Dalmations

101 Dalmations

Greetings, SBIFF Family! Roger: “Well, let’s see now. That’s 84 and 15 plus two. 101!” Join us for this weekend’s Family Fun Film, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” and accompany this group of furry friends on their adventure to rescue Pongo and...
Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead

Dear Cinephiles, “They’re not what you think they are. They’re faster. They’re organized.” Ever since 1968 and the release of George Romero’s classic “Night of the Living Dead,” the popularity of the Zombie genre has been growing. Prior, there had been films with...
Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Dear Cinephiles, Connor: “My dad said if anything happened to him, to find someone I could trust.” Hannah: “I’m absolutely someone you can trust.” I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a brand-new release for a very long time. Could it have been propelled by the...
Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Dear Cinephiles, “When you have a big human interest story, you’ve got to give it a big human interest ending. When you get people steamed up like this, don’t ever make suckers out of them.” For someone who has relished in cinema since he was born, I have...
Tenet

Tenet

Dear Cinephiles, “What happened, happened. It’s an expression of faith in the mechanics of the world. It’s not an excuse for doing nothing.”   Kudos to Christopher Nolan for being adamant about having his film “Tenet” (2020) get a theatrical release — and...
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Dear Cinephiles, “What’s wrong dude?! Ain’t you never seen a sunset?!“ One of the things I’ve missed the most since our imposed hibernation of the past year set in has been visiting New York City. Because of business relating to the festival and my involvement on the...
The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Dear Cinephiles, “And then the good Lord went on to say, ‘Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.’” What is it about serial killer movies that has...